Hometown Tourism, Part 1

Having lived in Green Bay since 2006 and realizing that I don’t know the town apart from its dumb football team… And having had my travelling abilities dramatically curtailed by the requirements of my new job… A few months ago, I decided to be a tourist of my own hometown. I compiled a laundry list of events and venues in Read More …

Memento Mori and #InstagramFilteredLife

Walking Amongst Dead Things From time to time, I enjoy a nighttime stroll through graveyards. And now that I live very close to a very large cemetery, I’m hoping to make it a more routine tradition. Obviously, late night strolls through graveyards conjure very fantastical images (ghosts and zombies) in the mind of a haunter such as myself. But these Read More …

Near-Life Experiences

For the second time in 14 months, I’ve come remarkably close to death. This time, at a haunt of all places. Return to Fear Just a mere week after declaring that I was no longer interested in haunt acting, I done gone and haunt acted. I wanted to hang out with Bones and Morgan as I did the week before, Read More …

Rubber Trampin’

Rubber Trampin’ by Greg Holbus Sung to the tune of “Mr. Sandman” by the Chordettes.   Rubber trampin’… life on the road! This van converted, I call my abode, Drifting through towns, from one to the other, And finding trouble with my nomad brothers!   Trampin’… life on the road! Pick up hitchhikers, and then we get stoned, Then we Read More …

An Open Letter to “Normies”

In my effort to teach my old self some new tricks, I was poking around on Google the other day and typed “how to survive as a drifter” into the search bar. These following three results caught my eye and are the purpose of this post. What It’s Like Living as a Crust Punk Reddit: I want to become a Read More …

Teaching an Old Dog New Tricks

Sitting here today, I would describe myself as a man who has tasted true freedom and desperately wants to return to life on the road. Or – at least – to have the freedom once again to travel on a whim. It is possible. I know several people who have made it work. Some of them run location-independent businesses and Read More …